The Living Legends of Superman; Last Son of Krypton; The Exile at the Edge of Eternity last edited by Darkside_of_the_Sun on 07/11/19 11:47PM View full history

The Man of Steel celebrated his 400th issue in star studded fashion with the help of some of the comic industry's best and brightest. Written by Elliott S! Maggin and featuring a cover by Howard Chaykin, the extra long issue featured the art of Frank Miller, Brian Bolland, Moebius among others. With a lead story examining Superman's life through the eyes of several future civilizations, this issue also features a visionary tale written and drawn by Jim Steranko, and an introduction by famous science fiction author Ray Bradbury.

  1. "A Salute to Superman" a one page text piece on the inside front cover by Ray Bradbury.
  2. "The Livng Legends of Superman" written by Elliot S. Maggin.
  3. Chapter 1 penciled, inked and colored by Joe Orlando and lettered by Gaspar Saladino.
  4. Superman pinup by Brian Bolland.
  5. Superman pinup by Jack Kirby and Terry Austin.
  6. Chapter 2 penciled and inked by Al Williamson, lettered by Ed King and colored by Tatjana Wood.
  7. Superman pinup by John Byrne.
  8. Superman pinup by Jack Davis.
  9. Chapter 3 penciled and inked by Frank Miller lettered by John Costanza and colored by Lynn Varley.
  10. Superman pinup by Leonard Starr featuring Little Orphan Annie and Sandy.
  11. Superman pinup by Walt Simonson featuring Bizarro, Jor-El, Lara, the Toyman, Lana Lang, Jimmy Olsen, Lex Luthor, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Lois Lane, Brainiac, Perry White, Batman and Supergirl.
  12. Chapter 4 penciled by Marshall Rogers, inked by Terry Austin, lettered by Ben Oda and colored by Anthony Tollin.
  13. Superman pinup by Bernie Wrightson.
  14. Chapter 5 penciled and inked by Wendy Pini, lettered by Ben Oda and colored by Anthony Tollin.
  15. Superman pinup by Wil Eisner featuring the Spirit.
  16. "Last Son of Krypton" written by Elliot S. Maggin, penciled by Michael Wm. Kaluta, inked by Kelly Alder, lettered by Gaspar Saladino and colored by Anthony Tollin.
  17. Superman pinup by Steve Ditko.
  18. Superman pinup by Mike Grell.
  19. Chapter 6 penciled, inked and colored by Klaus Janson and lettered by John Costanza.
  20. Superman pinup by Moebius.
  21. "The Exile at the Edge of Eternity" written, penciled, inked, lettered and colored by Jim Steranko.
  22. Superman pinup by Bill Sienkiewcz.
  23. Superman pinup by Jerry Robinson on the inside back cover featuring Batman and Robin, the Joker, the Penguin, Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Woody Allen, NYC Mayor Ed Koch and other notable celebrities.

Notes:

  • Except for Superman and a cameo by Lex Luthor all other characters only appear on the one page pinups.
  • Due to Julius Schwartz's sick wife, Elliot S! Maggin was the ghost editor of this issue.
  • Winner of an Eagle Award for "Favorite Single or Continued Series" in 1984.
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